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Procurement Specialist - Temporary 12 Months Contract

Trafford Park Mfg
, United Kingdom

If the chemistry is right, we can make a difference at LANXESS: speed up sports, make beverages last longer, add more color to leisure time and much more.
As a leading specialty chemicals group, we develop and produce chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and high-tech plastics. With around 14,300 employees, we are present in 33 countries. Be part of it!

Job Highlights

LANXESS is a leading speciality chemicals company based in Cologne. With around 14,300 employees in 33 countries, we are an established company on the global market. Our primary expertise lies in producing, developing and marketing chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics, with annual sales of EUR 6.8 billion (2019).

LANXESS UK is currently seeking a strong, motivated and talented individuals with the appropriate experience for the position of Procurement Specialist- Temporary 12 Months Contract.

Location: LANXESS UK, Trafford Park, Manchester.

Primary responsibility:

The primary responsibility of this role is to support the GPL UK team with tasks from different areas (e.g., indirects, site procurement, transportation/warehousing procurement).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working in collaboration with the Strategic Buying team provide support to develop and execute commercial sourcing strategies balancing cost, quality and risk.
  • Support the preparation of RFIs/RFQs, supplier appraisal and selection, negotiation and contract.
  • Focus will be supporting different categories with particular emphasis on Indirects but will be expected to work flexibly across categories to maximise value to Lanxess.
  • Work cross-functionally with other parts of the business.
  • With the support of the Strategic Buyers, confidently deal with difficult conversations and negotiations with suppliers and stakeholders alike.





  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred; CIPS level 4 preferred but not essential
  • Generalist indirect procurement experience across as broad a spend as possible and being able to work autonomously.
  • 3-5 years’ professional experience
  • ERP system experience (SAP + similar) - processing purchase orders
  • Project Management Experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent team working and communication skills to be able to work collaboratively in an international corporate environment with interfaces at LANXESS group and local UK level
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and presentation skills
  • Networking skills to manage multiple interfaces


What we offer you

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .

Diversity: For us, talent matters, we welcome everyone who commits to our values. We strongly believe that including diverse perspectives makes us more innovative and enhances our competitiveness. Therefore, we embrace the uniqueness of every single individual and are truly committed to supporting our people in developing their individual potential.

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